By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN'S QUOTE OF THE DAY
Brian on President Obama and the economy: "We're doing it all wrong. We have to build from the middle out. Supply-side economics do not work. And he's calling on Republicans to get out of the way; not a chance... Can we stop blaming? Is that possible?
ED ROLLINS, GOP strategist talked to Brian about President Obama's speech on race this past Friday. Rollins said he thinks Obama's speech lowered the tone of what needed to be discussed at this particular time. "For our President to basically try and put himself in the role of the victim, I think to a certain extent diminishes somewhat the whole dialog," Rollins exclaimed.
He went on to say that he thinks the President could have set a different tone: "He could have said, 'We need to come together. We do have a judicial system. We need to have a sensitivity to how we each think.'" Later, Rollins talked about Liz Cheney deciding running for the Senate. "Liz is certainly an extremely qualified person. She's had great experience in Washington," Rollins said.
Brian's co-host on FOX & Friends, GRETCHEN CARLSON, talked to Brian about the picture FOX's own Geraldo Rivera took in his birthday suit this past weekend, stating that "70 is the new 50." "Let me just say, Geraldo looks great," Carlson said. Later, she weighed in on Christine O'Donnell getting targeted, "You've got to wonder now how many other individuals were potentially on these lists of targeting," she exclaimed.
BISHOP T.D. JAKES, bishop of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, talked to Brian and Gretchen about how President Obama has changed the way we talk about race. "I think it has brought to the front burner a more open mind to discuss race in a way that we would have avoided being politically correct before," Jakes explained. He went on to say that he now thinks the conversation is "hopeful."
DR. MARC LAMONT HILL, author and professor, weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case. Dr. Hill said he found everything leading up to the case to be very problematic, and the prosecution's case to be poorly executed. "As a juror sitting in that box, could I see how they could come up with a not guilty verdict? Absolutely," Hill said. He elaborated and said that it is very likely he would have come to the same conclusion as the jurors if he were sitting in the jury box as well.
Brian did another simulcast with STUART VARNEY on Varney & Co today! The duo talked about MLB star Ryan Braun, who has been suspended due to allegations of his involvement with a controversial Florida health clinic. Varney called Braun the "Lance Armstrong of baseball," and Brian said that he is happy that Braun will get a fine, but ultimately, it will not cost Braun that much. He elaborated and explained that after Braun serves his suspension, he will receive 10 million dollars and the year after, 12 million.
RAY "BOOM-BOOM" MANCINI, former Lightweight Champion of the World, talked to Brian about how he became one of the world's greatest boxers. He explained that the real story of Ray Mancini begins with his father, who was also a professional boxer in the '30s and '40s. He explained that his father never became a champion due to shrapnel wounds from fighting in World War II. "He was a shell of himself," Mancini explained. Later during the commercial break, Mancini gave Brian some boxing tips! Watch the priceless footage here.